Thursday-A Little Personal – Wedding Coast Style

This weekend my wife and I were able to attend our friends’ wedding. I thought I would share a couple of the photographs from the reception.

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The first is a photo of the event venue. As you can see, the reception was held on the beach. The wedding itself was in a church in town. The guest arrived at the reception welcomed by drinks and raw seafood bar. There was music and to the left you can see an assortment of palm trees (brought in by the caterer) and Adirondack chairs for lounging. The sun is setting in the West but casting a pink glow to the East.

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Here is a closer view of the chairs around a fire with torch accents. The full moon is beginning to rise over the Gulf.

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A closer view of the palms which became the border for the dancing area. You can see the DJ to the right. He played well into the night. The food was terrific and the night was magical courtesy of the beach, the moon and, of course, the happy couple.

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I did try to get a nice shot of the moon reflecting off the Gulf but was only a little lucky. My wife Molly, on the other hand, was very successful. (Photo Credit; Molly D. McCormick)  Those lights in the background are freighters waiting to enter the ship’s channel to pick up or unload their cargo.





  1. Congratulations to the happy couple. It sounds like a wonderful reception. It was relaxing just to look at the setting. But I was half afraid you were going to show a picture of RVs and campers encroaching. 😉
    It’s been a mortally crappy workweek, so thanks for the moment of cheer.
    Wishing you a thriving Thursday. Hugs!

    1. Thanks. I hope your week gets better. I am worried about the black bird in Atonement. (not to mention that dripping​ mirror)

      1. 😀 You made me laugh out loud. A friend who is in her 80s called it “that naughty mirror”. I meant to be done with it after book-1, but couldn’t resist bringing it back in book-2. Enjoy your getaway in Austin. Hugs

      2. Thanks. Happy labor day to you.

  2. That’s a really cool venue and reception idea. Love the inclusion of a small bonfire and the palm trees as dance floor dividers. Very creative.

    1. Yes. The setting was something.

  3. Nice job Molly! There is something magical about the moon reflecting off the water.

    1. Molly says thanks. The moon was really magical that night.

  4. Potted palms, nice touch. 🙂

    1. Yes. The caterer was really good at the details.

  5. So beautiful and romantic! I’ve always wanted to get married on the beach. Maybe one day 🙂 Thanks for sharing, John!

    1. Thanks for the visit Traci.:-)

  6. How amazing. Great pics all around, too. Looks like the perfect place to celebrate such a thing.

    1. Yes. I thought so as well.

  7. That is a gorgeous setting for a wedding. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for stopping. 🙂

  8. Wow, what a setting for a reception–not to mention the drinks and raw seafood bar. Thanks for sharing a bit of that magical day with us John.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Is that an oyster in your hand?

  9. John, this is truly delightful! What a beautiful setting for a reception — glad Mother Nature cooperated! Congrats to the happy couple; might be challenging for a honeymoon spot to compete with your beach though!

    1. I think you are right. They are staying in town.

  10. That’s my kind of wedding if you’re going to attend or be in one. Wonderful pictures. Relaxed and not uptight formal. Sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing the pictures. N.i.c.e. Of course, congrats to the happy couple. 😀

    1. Thanks, Tess. It was lovely.

  11. Great photos – weddings on the beach are so much fun!

    1. So true. Makes a wonderful venue.

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